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Braskem-Idesa December operating rates reach 97%
HOUSTON, February 22, 2017 (PCW) -- Operating rates at the Braskem-Idesa petrochemical complex in Mexico reached 97% in December 2016, bringing the annual utilization of the facility to 42%, Braskem's chief executive said today.
The facility's 4Q PE sales totaled 200,000 mt on 73% utilization rates. The complex had some downtime in October in conjunction with a maintenance outage at its upstream ethane supplier.
Full-year PE sales totaled 432,000 mt, 46% of which was to the Mexican market. The remainder went to Asia, Europe, Central America and the US. -- David Barry